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In the Middle East, a Long Dormant Alliance Re-Emerges

MIN READMar 4, 2016 | 09:30 GMT

A memorial of former Turkish President Mustafa Kemal Ataturk stands in Yehud, Israel.

(AVISHAI TEICHER/Wikimedia Commons)

Despite having once been allies, Turkey and Israel have been at odds with each other for nearly a decade. But their chilly relationship may be on the verge of thawing. The United States has scaled back its presence in the Middle East, and local players are vying to fill the void it has left behind. As the competition heats up, Turkey and Israel will likely find that joining forces is their best chance to achieve their strategic goals....

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